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How ‘the Rona’ specifically impacts the Black community

The last few weeks have started to feel like a scene from one of those dystopian Netflix movies where the world is on the...

Why Black & Brown Bernie Sanders supporters need to hold his campaign accountable

This past week, Bernie Sanders' campaign got an undeniable boost after he won the caucuses in Nevada.  It made him the first candidate (from...
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What the response to Gayle King’s Lisa Leslie interview reveals about “dragging culture”

Last month, I had the painful task of writing about Kobe Bryant and the impact that his unexpected and untimely death appeared to be...

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CNN's Chris Cuomo has been diagnosed with COVID-19. According to CNN, Tuesday, the anchor shared his condition, explaining that he is feeling well - all things considered - and plans to continue taping his 9 p.m. program Cuomo Prime Time...
It looks like the cast of Watchmen is doing their part to share vital information with the public while they're stuck at home like the rest of us. The HBO series creator, Damon Lindelof, shared a PSA "Who Washes the...


Essence Fest 2020 postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

Essence Fest 2020 becomes the latest event forced to switch gears due to the coronavirus...

NYC subway operator and father of 2 dies a hero saving lives

When flames erupted MTA operator Garrett Goble jumped into action, helping guide subway passengers to safety before he disappeared into the smoke-filled tunnel. Goble, a six-year veteran of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that operates New York's subway system, died of a coronary arrest as a hero.
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California Rep. Barbara Lee moves to block evictions amid coronavirus pandemic

Democratic U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee of Oakland and Rep. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia of Chicago have banded together to block landlords from evicting tenants in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Brooklyn teacher denied coronavirus test three times now on life support

A Brooklyn teacher is on life support after she was denied coronavirus testing on three...

Black church in Harlem adapts with technology amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to alter day-to-day lives, religious organizations have been forced to...


Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade theGrio.com

Carmelo Anthony recalls LeBron James saving his life in near drowning

Carmelo Anthony did an Instagram Live with Dwyane Wade and said the LeBron James once saved his life while vacationing in the Bahamas.
Myron Rolle theGrio.com

Ex-NFL player trades in helmet for scrubs to combat COVID-19

Dr. Myron Rolle, the former NFL defensive back, is now a medical doctor helping to treat patients suffering from the coronavirus.

Future, Stephon Marbury and more celebs donate face masks to hospital workers

While the world continues to pray for the coronavirus crisis to end, several celebs such...

Trump allegedly calls Alex Rodriguez for coronavirus tips

A reporter from ABC News tweets that President Trump, allegedly telephoned former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez for his thoughts on how the White House is handling the national emergency.
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Hoda Kotb breaks down on ‘Today’ show over coronavirus donation

Hoda Kotb couldn’t hold back the ugly cry this morning on Today as she interviewed New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, about his $5 million donation to Louisiana to help combat coronavirus cases.


Marc Lamont Hill looks for support as bookstore closes amid COVID-19

Many Black-owned businesses are facing unforeseen circumstances as the coronavirus pandemic continues to make an...

50 + Black businesses to support during the coronavirus pandemic

Life for Black entrepreneurs in the U.S. has changed overnight. For many, the harsh realities...
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Texas bar sued for denying Black man entry for wearing Air Jordans

A Black man from Philadelphia who was visiting Fort Worth, Texas on spring break in...

Amazon suspends all shipments to warehouses except medical products

Amazon has temporarily halted non-essential warehouse shipments from independent suppliers as a result of the...
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Olive Garden employee files lawsuit after customer requests white server

Last week, a Black Olive Garden employee made headlines after it was revealed that a...